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Militants attack Pakistan Air Force base Camp Badaber

Fourteen militants tried to storm a Pakistan Air Force base in Badaber, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan killing 29 Pakistanis including a Pakistan Army's Quick Response Force's commander Captain Asfand Yar. All militants were killed in state's retaliation, according to official claims.

Deadly earthquake strikes Sikkim

The 2011 Sikkim earthquake occurred with a moment magnitude of 6.9 and was centered within the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area. At least 111 people were killed in the earthquake. Most of the deaths occurred in Sikkim, with reports of fatalities in and near Singtam in the East Sikkim district.

The first mailing of anthrax letters

The 2001 anthrax attacks, also known as Amerithrax from its Federal Bureau of Investigation case name, occurred within the United States over the course of several weeks beginning in September 2001, one week after the September 11 attacks. Letters containing anthrax spores were mailed to several news media offices and two Democratic U.S. Senators.